13 Ghosts: Strange but True Stories by Will Osborne

By Will Osborne

Repeatedly the facts in those haunting stories issues to an identical end. research for your self money owed of eerie phenomena comparable to: the fellow who had a premonition of his personal loss of life, the ghost who solved a homicide, the revenge of the murderer's cranium, the lieutenant who flew again from the useless, and extra. All of those tales were completely investigated. Many were stated in newspapers or courtroom transcripts. None has ever been confirmed the results of a hoax. There hasn't ever been a passable cause of any of those occasions except...ghosts.

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She moved in the winter of third grade. I sat with my chin on the windowsill and stared across the street as they unloaded the moving van. A guy carried out a kid-sized bike and a pink plastic dollhouse. I crossed my fingers. Our development was still raw, mostly unfinished skeleton houses and freezing pits of mud. I was dying for somebody my age to play with. My babysitter walked me and a pot of coffee across to meet the new people. The house was exactly like ours only flipped backwards, with the same smell of new paint and clean carpets.

Thorn-covered vines creep across the floor, crackling like a bonfire. Black roses bloom in the moonlight, born dead and brittle. The web on my face holds my eyes open, forcing me to watch as Cassie steps out of the shadows, briars twining up her legs and around her body, reaching up through her hair. One minute she’s by the door, the next, she stands over me. The temperature in the room has dropped twenty degrees. Her voice is in my head. “Lia,” she says. I can’t make a sound. Spiders crawl on my face and leap across to her arms.

The ball slips out of her hands and rolls toward the field. ” She finally looks up. ” I start the engine. “My teachers will love you for making me deal with it. ”  )  % She smiles. “Okay. ” I roll up the window. I wish I had cancer. I will burn in hell for that, but it’s true.  & ) The air at the gas station is heavy with diesel and the smell of rancid deep-fryer fat from the McDonald’s next door. 30 pounds. I had to eat at Thanksgiving (vultures all around the table), but since then it’s been mostly water and rice cakes.

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